On Thursday the 16th of February 2017, I held my colloquium at Wageningen University of my master thesis covering the sanitation issue in Ciwalengke, Majalaya, Indonesia.
This master thesis research examined the important issues that play a role for successful implementation of domestic sanitation treatment facilities and the potential for nutrient harvesting in Ciwalengke. Based on field observation, water sample analysis, questionnaires and interviews a new sanitation design was proposed specifically for the case of Ciwalengke. It incorporated both a technical and institutional design. The technical design concluded that storage of urine and the treatment of the remaining wastewater through septic tanks were the most feasible technologies. The institutional design concluded that a solid platform would be necessary that incorporates community involvement in the maintenance and operation of the sanitation system. Governmental guidance coupled with a financial structure should be in place to facilitate this process.
It was great to see many students of my year and others attending this 🙂 Thank you all for coming!